Auxiliary to Serve Up Pork Chops for Benefit

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Byline: Jenny Campbell

When you hear of a suffering child, it pains your heart. It's even more devastating if the child is yours.

Sandy Krubl knows about this first-hand. Her granddaughter, 7- year-old Nicole Marie Day, suffers from early onset bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression. It is a serious but treatable medical disorder of the brain marked by extreme changes in mood, energy and behavior.

Children suffering from this disorder may smile one minute and throw explosive tantrums another. But with continued research and medication, children like Nicole are making massive strides.

For this reason, Krubl is championing the President's Project that benefits the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation.

As president of Carol Stream's American Legion Post 76 Ladies' Auxiliary, she chose the project as the charity to benefit from the organization's annual pork chop dinner.

The fourth annual President's Project Pork Chop Dinner will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the post, 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream.

The men from the American Legion Post 76 will assist with the benefit.

Last year the auxiliary presented the foundation with roughly $1,700, and raised another $550 from its raffle and bake sale, Krubl said. …